"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page."

- Augustine of Hippo


"And I think to myself, what a wonderful world."

- Louie Armstrong

"Wherever you go becomes a part of you somehow."

- Anita Desai

"Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else."

- Lawrence Block

" Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer."

We have seen places our parents could only imagine in their wildest dreams!

As we travel, we plan to fill the pages with what we learn as we explore this beautiful world and meet its magnificent people. We hope all who stumble upon these pages will enjoy what they find here and will be inspired to get out of town!

“A Teardrop on the Cheek of Time”

“Not a piece of architecture, as other buildings are, but the proud passions of an emperor’s love wrought in living stones.”    ~~ Sir Edwin Arnold, English poet     I love the quote used for this title from Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali poet and writer. There is no question that the Taj Mahal is…

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The Battle of the Somme

The first day of July is a date that the people of Great Britain have etched permanently in their collective psyche. One hundred years ago today was the bloodiest day in British military history. Twenty thousand young British soldiers lost their lives on this day. Nineteen thousand perished within the first hour. It has been…

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You Never Sausage a Thing

Apologies, but I just had to use that line. I have wanted to use it somewhere since the first time I saw it on a billboard approaching South of the Border on I-95. Finally, my moment has arrived! Sunday afternoon we went to a butcher shop called The Ginger Pig for our long awaited and…

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It Takes a Village–Lots of Them

London is not like most cities. You can’t find the “ile de la cite” the way you can in many towns and cities large and small, new and old, the world over. I have been told that it is really the coming together of the city of London and the city of Westminster that was…

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Guess What?

Can you guess where I took these pictures? Give up? OK, I will tell you. The stairs at the Tate Britian. 2.  Abstract art in a posh South Kensington Hotel. 3. Chancel window at St. Martin in the Field Church. Apologies! I could not help it, but I am pulling your leg about #2. Actually,…

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See EU Later

Apologies to The Sun, I believe. I stole the title from one of the morning papers here. However, as we jumped on the tube this morning, grabbing a paper as we always do, it read that Nigel Farage thought it was all over. Obviously, they “put the paper to bed” before the official tally was…

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Hunting and Gathering, UK Style

  WE ARE LIVING THE DREAM. Almost. We have always wanted to live abroad, and we are as close as we will ever get to living in another country. Close is good. Very good. Five weeks in the UK is working for us. We are loving the challenge of finding (sorry, I believe I am supposed…

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